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How did Andre attempt to return to N. Y. after he had had an interview with Arnold on shore ? What name did he assume? Where was he arrested?

On which side of the Hudson? E. What plains are very near to Tarrytown? White Plains. What officer did he declare himself to be?

What did he offer them, to release him? With what effect?

To whom, did they conduct him?

To whom, did Jameson imprudently permit Andre to write? How did Arnold escape? In what city, did he take refuge?

Who appointed a court martial, to try Andre?

President of the court? What did the court pronounce Andre to be?

To what punishment, did they condemn him?

What British officer made the utmost efforts to save him?

What request, did Andre make to Washington ?

Why did Andre wish to be shot, rather than hanged?

How did Washington's feelings urge him to treat Andre's request?

What induced him to deny it? In what month, was Andre executed? How long ago? By whom, lamented?

What reward did Congress bestow upon Paulding, Williams and Van Wert?

What office did Clinton bestow upon Arnold?

How much money?

For what, was Arnold willing to sell his honor and his country?

How did W. hope to render it consistent to spare Andre? Who engaged in this enterprise? Of what state?

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How long did he start, before his pursuers?

How did he escape, when he arrived at the river?

How was he treated by Clinton ? To whom, did Clinton recommend Champe?

Into whose legion, did he enlist? What frustrated this enterprise ? Where did Champe desert from the British army?

Who granted Champe a discharge from the American service? Why?

CHAPTER LVIII. — p. 210.

Mutiny of the Pa. troops. Battle of Cowpens. Battle of Guilford Č. H. Second battle of Camden. Battle of Eutaw Springs. Character of Gen. Greene. Capture of Cornwallis. Close of the war.

What event was most afflicting to Washington, in '81? Where?

How many revolted? Cause of this mutiny? From whose immediate command, did they revolt?

What did they say, when Wayne menaced them with his pistol?

What did they say, they would do if the enemy should then come out?'

To what place, did they withdraw?

Who sent agents, to invite them to join the British?

How did the mutineers treat the offers of the enemy?- the agents? Who examined the grievances of the mutineers ?

Consequence of redress ?

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What became of the British agents? They were delivered up to the Committee, and hanged.

What was the issue of a mutiny among the N. J. troops, soon after? It was immediately quelled by Washington.

In what Southern State, did Arnold commit most outrageous depredations?

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By what squadron, were they checked?

Who superseded Gates, after the battle of Camden?

Why? Probably because he was defeated at Camden. Number of the army?

Where did Greene send Gen. Morgan?

What state was Cornwallis nearly prepared to invade ?

Whom did Cornwallis send, to attack Morgan?

Where did they come to a battle ?

Where is Cowpens? Near the N. W. corner of S. C.

On which side, was victory? Character of this victory? Probably no other was ever at once, so disgraceful and disastrous to the British- -so glorious and beneficial to the Americans.

To what grand result, was it most powerfully conducive? To crush Cornwallis, and end the

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What state did Greene then enter ?

Whom did Cornwallis invite to join him at Hillsborough ?

With what success

Between what commanders, was the battle of Guilford C. H.? Which was victorious?

Effect of this battle? It improved the condition of Greene.

What was the grand object of Greene, after the battle of G. C.? To re-conquer Carolina.

What strong post did he determine next to attack?

Who then commanded at C.? Issue of the second battle of C.? To what cause, was the result favorable?

What were the only two posts that were held in S. C. by the British, soon after the second battle of Camden?

How is the place, called Ninety Six, situated with regard to Charleston?

Which way from Augusta? N. Issue of Greene's attempt to take Ninety Six?

Where did some of Greene's friends then advise him to retreat? To Va.

What did he reply? "I will recover the country, or die in the attempt."

What post did Lord Rawdon soon evacuate?

Where did his army encamp, as he retired to Charleston?

Where are Eutaw Springs ? Near the great bend in Santee river, about 50 miles N. N. W. of Charleston?

Between what commanders, was the battle of Eutaw Springs? Gen Greene and Col. Stewart.

Which had the advantage? G. How much superior was the loss of Stewart?

Where did the British retire? With what, did Congress present Greene?

What citizen of Charleston has

given a high encomium of Gen. Greene? Dr. Ramsay.t

Of what, does Ramsay say history affords but few instances? How did Greene open and close the southern campaign?

How did his enemies find him, after defeat?

To whose advantage,, did all his battles result?

How high should he be ranked among our revolutionary heroes ? Probably next to Washington. Where was Greene born? In Warwick, R. I.- When? 1740 or 41.

How old was he, when he so gloriously finished his campaign?

In whose charge, did Cornwallis leave S. C. after the battle of Guilford ?

To what place, did Cornwallis then march?

Which way is Petersburg from Richmond? from York?

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What did he display in all his manoeuvres ?

What great plan did Washington and others form at Wethersfield, in '81 ?

What troops soon joined Washington? Where? For what, were all things apparently preparing?

Who was expected soon to arrive with a French fleet ?-Where? What reinforcement had Clinton recently received? 3000 men.

From what places, had W. not received the expected quota of militia? N. England and N. J.

What plan did W. adopt, instead of that of attacking N. Y.?

To what place, had Cornwallis retired?

Near the mouth of what river?
In what state

Which way from Baltimore and
Auburn ?

What, did C. think, was W.'s object in marching towards Va.

What forces accompanied Count de Grasse? 28 ships and 3000 troops.

Where is Gloucester Point? By what forces, was Gloucester then occupied ?

lina, could procure. Under all these disadvantages, he compelled superior numbers to retire from the extremity of the state, and confine themselves in the capital and its vicinity. Had not his mind been of the firmest texture, he would have been discouraged. But his enemies found him as formidable on the evening of a defeat as on the morning after a victory." In another place, Dr. R. remarks, "Though Congress was unable to forward either men or money, for the relief of the Southern States, they did what was equivalent They sent them a general, whose head was a council, and whose military talents were equal to a re

+ Dr. Ramsay's encomium upon Greene, deserves to be perpetuated. "Thus ended," says he, "the campaign of 1781, in S. C. At its commencement, the British were in force all over the state. At its close, they durst not, but with great precaution, venture 20 miles from Charleston. History affords but few instances of commanders, who have achieved so much with equal means, as was done by Gen. Greene, in the short space of a twelvemonth. He opened the campaign with gloomy prospects; but closed it with glory. His unpaid and half naked army had to contend with veteran soldiers, supplied with every thing, that the wealth of Britain, or the plunder of Caro-inforcement."

In what year, did Cornwallis surrender? Month and day? How many years and days after Burgoyne?

How much larger was the army of Cornwallis ?

What else rendered the capture much greater than that of Saratoga? The seamen, shipping and military stores, that were taken.

Who received the submission of the royal army?

Where had Lincoln been captured? How long before?

Of what vicissitudes, did this scene afford an affecting instance? What object was every eye turned to discover?

Why did he not appear Who was then the representative of Cornwallis?

Amount of the besieging army? How soon after the capture of C. did Clinton appear in view?

With what reinforcement? What did Clinton, do, when he heard, that Cornwallis was taken ? What did Cornwallis intimate to Clinton as the cause of his fall?

Why did not Clinton attack the French fleet? His force was inferior, and he probably wished to hasten back, to defend N. Y.

How were the Americans affected with the capture of Cornwallis?

Whose names resounded every where ?

Who particularly expressed their thanks to officers and soldiers?

What did Congress present to Washington? Two captured standards. To Rochambeau? Two field-pieces.

Who was then Gov. of Va. ? Thomas Nelson.

What noble services did he perform? At the head of his militia, he aided in carrying on the whole siege, and exerted himself to furnish the army with supplies.

For what purpose, did Congress walk to church in procession?"

For what purpose, did Congress set apart Dec. 13, 1781 ?

What expedition did Clinton plan, to divert some of the Americans from Yorktown?

Who conducted this expedition?
Native state of Arnold?

By what, was this expedition signalized ?

What forts were then taken ?
On what river?

Who, for a time, very bravely defended Fort Griswold?

What did Ledyard say to a Brit ish officer, who inquired who com manded the Fort?

How did the officer treat him? What scene succeeded? In what town, is Fort Griswold? Groton.

What induced the British to perpetrate such horrid cruelties upon the Americans? Some wished to terrify the people into submission; others thought the rebels were such execrable miscreants, that no treatment could be too bad for them.

By what means, was a great part of New-London destroyed?

Did the Americans retaliate the cruelties of the English? Rarely, if ever.

How did Gates treat Burgoyne, when he surrendered his sword?

How were the prisoners at Yorktown treated? With much kindness and attention, especially by the French.

What event may be considered as substantially closing the war? What important posts did the British still retain ?

What indicated the continuance of the war, after the fall of Cornwallis?

Where did De Grasse go? In what state, did Rochambeau winter?

Where did the Americans go?

What most important resolu tion was taken by Parliament, March 4, 1782 ?

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commissioners ?

Who were appointed?
Whom did the British appoint?
Where did they meet?

In what month and year, were the provisional articles signed? — the definitive treaty ?

From what time, had there been no hostility?

On what day, month and year, was the cessation of hostilities proclaimed to our army?

How long after their commencement at Lexington ?

Three posts, last evacuated by the British?

About how long, had the British had possession of N. Y.?-of Savannah ?-of Charleston?

In what month, was the American army disbanded?

To whom, did Washington then bid an affectionate adieu ?

What, did he say, they had evinced through the greatest sufferings?

For whom did he say, they had secured innumerable blessings?

By what had W.'s officers become greatly endeared to him? Where did he part with them? What wish did he express for

them ?

In what manner, did he then take leave? He successively took each one by the hand, with silent and tearful sensibility.

Where did they accompany him?

How did he express his final adieu? By waving his hat, with silent weeping.

How did they answer? In the

same manner.

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